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Select full file name when renaming on Windows 7

When I select a file in the file explorer and press F2 I get the file name highlighted, but not including the extension:

File name selected after pressing F2

Is there any way I can get the whole file name including extension selected without using third-party software (as opposed to this post: Select full file name when renaming on Windows 7)? Or do I have to live with typing Alt + A to select the full file name.

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marked as duplicate by Mehper C. Palavuzlar, random Aug 26 '11 at 14:14

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Visit this answer for an AutoHotKey script superuser.com/questions/114869/… –  BrianA Aug 16 '11 at 10:41
    
@BrianA I am linking to that exact answer in my question. :) –  steenhulthin Aug 16 '11 at 11:03
    
@downvoter Please comment so that I know why this post is not useful. –  steenhulthin Aug 16 '11 at 11:23
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This is one of those convenient features Microsoft added. You know, ones like hiding file extensions by default so you can't easily tell what kind of file you are looking at. Unfortunately, they didn't leave a checkbox to disable this one. –  Chris Smith Aug 17 '11 at 6:37
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Yes, you need to press Ctrl + A when you want to select it all. Otherwise, use the command prompt

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